Wallace Chafe

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Publications on Spoken and Written Language

1982.   Integration and Involvement in Speaking, Writing, and Oral Literature. In Deborah Tannen (ed.), Spoken and Written Language: Exploring Orality and Literacy, 35-53.­ Norwood, NJ: Ablex.


1984.   Integration and Involvement in Spoken and Written Language.­ In Tasso Borbe (ed.), Semiotics Unfolding, 1095-1102.­ Berlin: Mouton.


1985.   Speaking, Writing, and Prescriptivism. In Deborah Schiffrin (ed.), Georgetown University Round Table, 1984, 95-103.


            Linguistic Differences Produced by Differences between Speaking and Writing. In David R. Olson, Andrea Hildyard, and Nancy­Torrance (eds.), Literacy, Language, and Learning, 105-123.­ Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


            With Jane Danielewicz, How "Normal" Speaking Leads to "Erroneous" Punctuating. In Sarah Freedman (ed.), The Acquisition of Written Language: Response and Revision, 213-225.­ Norwood, NJ:­ Ablex.


1986.   Writing in the Perspective of Speaking.­ In Charles­ Cooper and Sidney Greenbaum (eds.), Studying Writing: Linguistic Approaches, 12-39. Written Communication Annual, Vol.­1. Beverly Hills: Sage. Reprinted 2002 in Ellen Barton and Gail Stygall (eds.), Discourse Studies in Composition, 43-69.  Cresskill, NJ:  Hampton Press.


            Academic Speaking. In Vassiliki Nikiforidou, Mary Van Clay, Mary Niepokuj, and Deborah Feder (eds.), Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, 26-40.


1987.   With Deborah Tannen, The Relation between Written and Spoken Language. Annual Review of Anthropology, Vol. 16, 383-407.


            With Jane Danielewicz: Properties of Spoken and Written Language. In Rosalind Horowitz and S. J. Samuels (eds.), Comprehending Oral and Written Language, 83-113. Academic Press. Also published as Technical Report No. 5 of the Center for the Study of Writing, Berkeley.


1988.  Punctuation and the Prosody of Written Language. Written Communication 5: 395-426.


1991.  Grammatical Subjects in Speaking and Writing. Text 11: 45-72.


           Sources of Difficulty in the Processing of Written Language. In Alan C. Purves (ed.), The Idea of Difficulty in Literature, 7-22. Albany: State University of New York Press.


1992.  Information Flow in Speaking and Writing. In Pamela Downing, Susan D. Lima, and Michael Noonan (eds.), The   Linguistics of Literacy, 17-29. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

The Flow of Ideas in a Sample of Written Language. In Sandra A. Thompson and William C. Mann (eds.), Discourse       Description: Diverse Linguistic Analyses of a Fund-raising Text, 267-294. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Writing vs. Speech. In William Bright (ed.), Oxford International Encyclopedia of Linguistics, Vol. 4, 257-259. New York: Oxford University Press.

 2006.  Reading Aloud. In Rebecca Hughes (ed.), Spoken English, Applied Linguistics and TESOL: Challenges for Theory and Practice, pp. 53-71. London: Palgrave.